Malachi 3:4
New International Version
and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

New Living Translation
Then once more the LORD will accept the offerings brought to him by the people of Judah and Jerusalem, as he did in the past.

English Standard Version
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

Berean Study Bible
Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD, as in days of old and years gone by.

King James Bible
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

New King James Version
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the LORD, As in the days of old, As in former years.

New American Standard Bible
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old, and as in former years.

NASB 1995
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

NASB 1977
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD, as in the days of old and as in former years.

Amplified Bible
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in ancient years.

Christian Standard Bible
And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD as in days of old and years gone by.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD as in days of old and years gone by.”

American Standard Version
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the offering of Judea and of Jerusalem will delight LORD JEHOVAH as the days of old and like the years of former time

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sacrifice of Juda and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to the Lord, according to the former days, and according to the former years.

Contemporary English Version
and the offerings of the people of Judah and Jerusalem will please him, just as they did in the past.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the ancient years.

English Revised Version
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Good News Translation
Then the offerings which the people of Judah and Jerusalem bring to the LORD will be pleasing to him, as they used to be in the past.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The offerings from Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the past, as in years long ago.

International Standard Version
Then the offering to the LORD by Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable as it was in the past, even as in former years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Be pleasant unto the LORD, As in the days of old, And as in ancient years.

Literal Standard Version
And the present of Judah and Jerusalem has been sweet to YHWH, As in days of old, and as in former years.

NET Bible
The offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in former times and years past.

New Heart English Bible
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

World English Bible
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to Yahweh, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.

Young's Literal Translation
And sweet to Jehovah hath been the present of Judah and Jerusalem, As in days of old, and as in former years.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Coming Day of Judgment
3And He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the LORD in righteousness. 4Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD, as in days of old and years gone by. 5“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. And I will be a swift witness against sorcerers and adulterers and perjurers, against oppressors of the widowed and fatherless, and against those who defraud laborers of their wages and deny justice to the foreigner but do not fear Me,” says the LORD of Hosts.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 7:1
When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

2 Chronicles 7:12
the LORD appeared to him at night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

the offering.

Isaiah 1:26,27
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city…

Isaiah 56:7
Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Jeremiah 30:18-20
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof…

as.

1 Chronicles 15:26
And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.

1 Chronicles 16:1-3
So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God…

1 Chronicles 21:26
And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

former.









(4) Days of old . . . former years.--Perhaps, if we must define the period, from the time of Moses to the first year of the reign of Solomon. But we cannot be certain on this point. It seems to be one of the characteristics of Malachi to be somewhat of a laudator temporis acti. (Comp. Malachi 2:5-7.)

Verse 4. - The offering of Judah and Jerusalem. When the purification has taken place, and the priests offer pure worship, then the sacrifices of the whole nation will be acceptable. Judah and Jerusalem represent the kingdom of the Messiah; for salvation is of the Jews, and the gospel was first preached at Jerusalem. As in former (ancient) years. As in the days of Moses, David, and Solomon, or still earlier in the case of Abel, noah, Abraham, and the patriarchs. (See the account of the ideal priesthood, ch. 2:5, etc.) The prophet does not necessarily expect that the Mosaic ritual is to last forever and to be maintained throughout the world, but he employs the terms with which the Jewish people were conversant to express the worship of the new covenant (comp. Malachi 1:11, and note there).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the offerings
מִנְחַ֥ת (min·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֖ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and Jerusalem
וִירֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם (wî·rū·šā·lim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

will please
וְעָֽרְבָה֙ (wə·‘ā·rə·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6149: To be sweet or pleasing

the LORD,
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

as in days
כִּימֵ֣י (kî·mê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of old
עוֹלָ֔ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

and years
וּכְשָׁנִ֖ים (ū·ḵə·šā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

gone by.
קַדְמֹנִיּֽוֹת׃ (qaḏ·mō·nî·yō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 6931: Anterior, oriental


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